Sand Hill Clan D&D 5e

Welcome to Sand Hill Clan's D&D Campaign!

So, Role Playing. Yeah.
You’ve known for quite a while that your dear old dad is a massive nerd from ’way back. Well, yeah, I grew up playing D&D and Traveller, and a host of other games. Playing these games (when I could find people to play with) or just reading about them, painting miniatures, creating dungeons… these were some of the happy memories of my childhood.
I think I learned a lot, and had a lot of fun doing this. And I hope you will too.

With this first campaign, we’re going to be exploring the new-ish 5th edition of D&D. I’m very rusty, so will take some time to get back into the swing of things. Brigid will need some help to learn what to do and how. Together, this can be a really fun thing to do together.

This tool, Obsidian, will help us keep things organized and where we can find them without hunting through stacks of paper. I’m sure it will take a while to get used to the system and learn all it can do for us.

Our first tasks are to create characters for the first adventure, Horde of the Dragon Queen, set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Players have knowledge of just about everything in the Sword Coast Aventurers Refence book, so reading that or flipping through it would be a good idea.

We’re going to need a play area. I highly suggest we use one of the big white folding tables, but that is going to require clearing a space in the living room, and you know what that entails. So let’s get to it.

You have your dice from our trip to the LGS (that’s “Local Game Shop”) and once we get your characters created, we’ll see about finding miniatures and showing you how to paint them up.

Let’s have fun!

~Rick aka Daddy aka Wolfrick Thorinsson av Gotland

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Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.

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